Costs News

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16 May 2019

Judge refuses costs-capping order for crowd-funded JR with wealthy backers

The High Court has rejected an application for a costs-capping order (CCO) in favour of an impecunious company with funding from the website CrowdJustice but also wealthy individual backers who it concluded did not want to fund the litigation be... view

16 May 2019

News in brief - 16.05.2019

ACL welcomes Allen ruling The full ruling in Allen v Brethertons LLP [2019] EWHC B3 (Costs) – which we reported last week – has now been published here. It saw Master Leonard reject a challenge to a Costs Lawyer’s delegati... view

16 May 2019

Litigation costs order in favour of executors does not automatically carry over to estate

A costs order from a piece of litigation involving trustees or executors does not automatically carry over to an order that the estate indemnify them, the High Court has ruled. Trustees and executors can only be deprived of their indemnity... view

09 May 2019

News in brief - 09.05.2019

Costs “can be awarded” in foreign currency The court has jurisdiction under section 51 of the Senior Courts Act 1981 and CPR 44.2 to make an order for costs in a foreign currency on summary assessment, a deputy High Court judge... view

09 May 2019

Costs for work done by draftsmen under supervision of Costs Lawyer recoverable

The costs of reserved legal activities conducted by costs draftsmen under the supervision of a Costs Lawyer are recoverable, a judge has held, saying that to rule otherwise would make a Costs Lawyers’ work for members of the public “... view